Stacey Williams

Board Chair


River Forest, IL

Jeannie Affelder

Vice Chair

Actor & Philanthropist

Oak Park, IL

Kirstin Wells


Economist, Federal Reserve Board

River Forest, IL

Elayne Granger


Retired Director External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T

Chicago, IL

Mike Abbott

Senior Director, Distributor Operations and Analytics, Molson Coors

Northbrook, IL

Tom Abrahamson

Immediate Past Chair

Executive Counsel, Lipman Hearne; Founder, Rewired LLC

Oak Park, IL

Kristin Carlson Vogen

Interim Vice President of Philanthropic Services & Chief Development Officer, Chicago Community Trust

Chicago, IL

Ernest Cato, III

Retired Chief, Bureau of Counterterrorism, Chicago Police Department

Chicago, IL

Larry Ettner

Retired Professor of Management Practice, Atkinson School of Management, Willamette University

Lake Forest, IL

Ron Friedman

CEO, Batory Foods, Inc.

River Forest, IL

Juatise Gathings

DE&I and Operations Leader

Chicago, IL

Jackie Hairston


Winnetka, IL

Sheila Harris

Director of Operations, Beyond Hunger

River Forest, IL

Pastor Dorin McIntyre

Executive Director, What About Us Charitable Enterprises, Inc.

Westchester, IL

Aletra Nicholson

Director of Professional Services, Snowflake

Oak Park, IL

Cara Pavlicek

Village Manager, Village of Northbrook Illinois

Northbrook, IL

Joe Schmidt

Regional Vice President, KBP Foods

Naperville, IL

Jason Stiehl

Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP

Chicago, IL

Denise Tollinche


Chicago, IL

Julie Wilen

Executive Director, Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation

Chicago, IL